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Sapex Pomegranate Symposium

7 September 2017 - Nietvoorbij, Stellenbosch


08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Demands from an ever changing marketplace/consumer.
Prof David Hughes, United Kingdom.
09:30 – 09:45 World production. What does this mean for future prices and market demand? Oscar Salgado, San Lucar, Spain.
09:45 – 10:00 Price tendencies over the last three years. Where are we going? Niel Smith, Sapex.
10:00 – 10:15 Soil preparation for sustainable pomegranate production. Kobus Louw, Sapex
10:15 – 10:35 Irrigation – Water requirement and practical aspects of irrigation. C Malan, Netafim.
10:35 – 10:50 Fertilisation of pomegranates. Kobus Louw, Sapex.
10:50 – 11:00 New cultivars and breeding programs in the World. What is new on the block? Tinake de Klerk, Sapex
11:00 – 11:30 Tea
11:30 – 11:50 Farmers vs the “World”. Quantity vs Quality. Oscar Salgado, San Lucar Spain.
11:50 – 12:20 Trellising, pruning and the use of nets. Costs and benefits. Ziv Charrit, Netafim, Israel.
12:20 – 13:20 Pests & Diseases - life cycles, monitoring and control. Introduction by Jorrie Mulder. Panel discussion.
13:20 – 13:30 MRL’s – importance, registered chemicals, etc. Tinake de Klerk, Sapex.
13:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 The role Supermarkets play in the marketing of fruit and vegetables, with special reference to quality demands. David Hughes, United Kingdom.
14:20 – 14:30 Waxing of pomegranates. Costs and benefits. Marius Voigt, Fruit2U.
14:30 – 14:40 Colour specifications – what do we need for a sustainable market? Kobus Louw, Sapex.
14:40 – 14:50 Optimum transport temperatures. Oscar Salgado, San Lucar, Spain.
14:50 – 15:05 Value add – juicing, oil, anti-oxidants. Jorrie Mulder, Verso Agri.
15:05 Discussion
15:30 – 15:45 Concluding remarks. Niel Smith, Sapex.
15:45 Wine and snacks.

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